From memory I think Mrs P said she would be late in putting up FTF post, but as I need to fill in a bit of time while the kids are playing WII (they have a pupil free day today), mind you I should be doing housework or working on karen's quilt but I am lacking energy today so that probably won't happen... Too much sports day yesterday I think, standing around in the heat (when we haven't had much yet) and wind and then too much sleep. Don't report us for child neglect but I then fell asleep on the lounge just after 8 (so did hubby). The kids woke me up at 8.45 after watching a shark eat a woman on CSI, put them to bed they were too tired to have nightmare's ... tonight might be different lol.
I digress.... my favourite things friday is Geralton Wax and this time of year is when it looks its best.
The reason I love them is they remind me of my childhood. My nana's next door neighbour had one in her garden. The garden was always immaculate and well tended. She had a formal flower garden in the centre which was always perfect and then this beautiful ball of pink flowers to the right. My mum always worked so we spent a lot of time at my nana's house, she had a lovely flower garden as well but the neighbours was always perfect, secretly I think Nan was always competing with her, but she was like the Martha Stewart of Gardens and Senior's Craft so there really was not competition.
I have 4 bushes but only two are worth photographing, the other 2 have just not done very well I don't think the soil is very ideal in that bit of the garden in fact I think it is pretty much just top soil on a big lot of builders rubble. The bush above is always a winner, I think it is a fairly generic variety. The one below is quite pretty but hasn't liked the drought over the last few years and isn't looking as good (hubby is threatening to dig it up), but it's flowers change shade from light pink to drk pink as they mature (or it might be the other way round) and I like the different shades on the one bush.
While I was taking snaps I found this guy, another favourite thing for me a dragonfly he was pretty spectacular. I haven't seen one quite this small. He had a fluro blue spot at the end of his tail and his main body was bright green, which is a bit lost on the photo... one day I will get that macro lense.
Did it again forgot the important bit.